Wednesday, August 27, 2014

lots of info. about our organization and programs here

In September I will be doing some presenting. Not really in my comfort zone anymore, but it must be done. So I'm putting together a booklet type thing. Here's the general idea. It's not printed yet but very soon.
front and back

page about our horsemanship program

page about EAGALA/equine assisted learning/therapy

a page about the history or our organization, a very brief review

Friday, August 8, 2014

links to photo album and videos from our Kids workshop last month

On July 24-25, 2014, Parelli Professional Bryna Helle donated some time to lead our "Kids Keep it Natural" workshop. We had five girls partner up with some of our sanctuary horses, and they put on a Youth Savvy Team Spotlight at the end of the workshop. Friends and family came and watched and cheered.
All five of these girls have also ridden here. Though this particular workshop was non-riding. And it was lots of fun.
Here is a link to a photo album on our facebook page. 40 some photos here.
photo album from Kids Keep it Natural workshop

also on our facebook page you will find videos from the workshop.
We post to our facebook page nearly every day.
Please like us there.  We don't post all of our daily photos and happenings here on this web/blog, so you might want to check out our facebook page too!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

PT employment opportunity available here. Immediately!

Our horsemanship program has grown, and I'm feeling very busy and would like to hire another PT chore helper. It would be great to fill these spots with regular volunteers, but it just doesn't seem to happen that way. Thank you volunteers T...aryn, Denise, Shelli, Emily A, and also Christina and Angela. I just mean, there are certain times every week on certain days that I need someone. This includes Saturday any time for 2 to 4 hours. Sunday 8 a.m. for 2 to 3 hours, if you have quite a bunch of horse experience to move some of them around from stalls to pastures, etc. And also Wed. afternoon, late afternoon/early eveningish for 2-4 hours. Any or all shifts available. Thanks. This would be hourly wage about $7.50 or $8.00 for starters. Unless you really want to volunteer, which would be awesome.
if interested, call Darci 359-0961 or email

Thursday, July 24, 2014

dont miss our Youth Savvy Team Spotlight tomorrow with Parelli Professional Bryna Helle

Friday, July 25, 9:30 am to 2 p.m. Come and watch. and learn. and enjoy. call if any questions. 359-0961.
lots of pictures from today's workshop at our facebook page.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Beautiful Bella is our featured rescue horse for July-August

If any horse deserves sanctuary, it is Bella. I cannot begin to tell you what she went through the first few miserable years of her life. Because I don't know the whole story. But what I do know is as bad as it gets. Everyone who was supposed to care for her let her down: the breeder, the person who dumped her off at the shabby little salebarn, the people who bought her there, humane officers, law enforcement, and county & state officials. DoubleHP Volunteers never gave up though. And neither did Bella. A few years ago we rescued Bella's herd from starvation, at the request of law enforcement. Then officials gave the horses back to the owners. The next winter they were starving again, this time with dead horses lying around in the snow. No food. No water. No shelter. Shadow & Bella survived, and we finally got to bring them home. Forever.

If you would like to help sponsor Bella in 2014-2015, please make a financial donation and let us know it is for Bella's care. We are 501c3 as Horse Help Providers, Inc. (DoubleHP). You may send checks to DoubleHP, 25337 470 Ave, Crooks SD 57020. Paypal to or use the donate button right here on our website. Thanks!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

36th reason to be in AWE - get in sync!

that's a link to a really neat video we made on June 9. You can see Ralphie finishing up his first ride, Roman & Britt at Liberty, Roman & Lily doing synchronized Figure 8s for the first time and playing follow the leader, and Darci and Flicka doing bridleless riding complete with spins and flying lead changes.